Personal Knowledge Mastery
How do you make sense of all the data, information, and knowledge that passes by you each day? How do you connect with other professionals?
The Personal Knowledge Mastery workshop, conducted over 40 days, comprises 18 activities (60–90 minutes each), spaced through six weeks, in addition to resources, links, and tips. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday a new assignment is posted in the online community space. People can work on their own or share in the discussion forum with other participants as they like. At the end of the workshop, an additional 14 days are provided for reflection or catch-up, so participants have access for 54 days in total.
This workshop has had hundreds of participants from around the world.
The next open workshop is scheduled for 7 September 2015. This will be the last workshop for the 2015 series.
* 13% HST included for Canadian purchasers
No refunds (deferrals & substitutions may be arranged)
Registrations will be confirmed by e-mail within 12 hours.
Participants will receive email confirmation within 12 hours of registering, as well as a copy of finding perpetual beta.
See workshop outline below.
PKM is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. PKM means taking control of your professional development, and staying connected in the network era, whether you an employee, self-employed, or between jobs. The active practice of PKM can help increase Connections, develop Meaning, and improve Autonomy, all necessary skills in the network era. This can be the beginning of your journey to personal knowledge mastery.
“I signed up, read a few pages, already had 2-3 deep learnings! BOOM!” – Jonathan Anthony
“As a master mapping out a pathway for followers, I think you’ve neatly avoided the common trap of being overly prescriptive and kept it to a minimum of discrete steps.” – Chris Mansell
“Therefore, if I were to comment on this program, Harold, I’d have to say it’s brilliant: it offers something for all of us. But it’s up to each of us to take what you offer; make SENSE of it and filter it to identify information that is immediately useful vs useful later vs less useful, then SHARE key insights formed as a result of having gone through this process.” – Chemene Sinson
“I encourage you to sign up for the workshop in Personal Knowledge Mastery.” – Kenneth Mikkelsen
“PKM is the perfect ‘tool’ for supporting culture change in both your organization and those you interact with.” – Kate Pinner
“This exercise has been great (the course has paid for itself already!) in identifying a blind spot.” – Shaun Coffey
Participants come from a wide variety of organizations, including:
National Health Service (UK), University of Kent, United Cities & Local Governments, SSAT (UK), Autodesk, BC Patient & Safety Council, University of Nebraska, National Australia Bank, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Deloitte, Carleton University, European Environment Agency, Target
For more information on PKM
- PKM Workshop Rationale
- Lessons Learned from Workshop Participants
- 4 Skills of PKM: Sense-making; Media Literacy; Social Intelligence; Cognitive Load Management
- PKM at the National Health Services (video)
Some of the things you will learn:
- how to examine and visualize your professional networks
- how to be mindful of your connections, online and otherwise
- an understanding of some new tools that can help with your sense-making
- how to continuously share and communicate in order to make sense of a complex world
- how some of the ideas, concepts, and methods discussed can become part of your regular routine
Workshop Outline (this may have slight modifications)
1. Networks, Communities & Teams
2. Seek > Sense > Share
- Adding Value
3. Critical Thinking
- Tentative Opinions
- Add Value
6. Teaching & Telling
- Keep it Short
- Be Interrogative
- Tell a Story